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Sharks used to track global warming

Strapping sophisticated sensors to sharks’ fins, researchers aim to collect temperature and other environmental data from the far reaches of the Pacific.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Stingray populations in decline

A new report finds that about a quarter of the world’s cartilaginous fish species are at risk of extinction. This includes many rays and some shark species.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

25 percent of sharks, rays, at risk of extinction

Sharks have been around for about 450 million years. But the future of one of planet Earth's most successful species is at risk. New evidence suggests that 25 percent of sharks and rays are at risk of extinction.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings

'Avalanche Sharks' will premiere on first day of 2014

If you are part of the "Sharknado" cult, you will be happy to know a new absurd shark movie is making its way to your nearest television.
In the Media by Nicole Froio - 2 comments

Ancient sharks may have survived the 'great extinction'

A new fossil find suggests that some ancient sharks may have survived a mass extinction event 350 million years ago (sometimes referred to as 'the Great Dying').
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Coral reef decline linked to overfishing of sharks

A simple case of cause and effect may be why the world's coral reefs have been trending towards decline. According to a new study, the killing of too many sharks is also killing the population of herbivorous fish that keep reefs healthy.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

The key to the Great White Shark’s power: a fat liver

The fuel source that allows the white shark to embark on incredibly long migrations through the world’s oceans has been identified as its liver, which is relatively large and fat compared with other creatures.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Trailer: SyFy original movie 'Sharknado' coming July 11

The American TV channel SyFy is developing a bit of a reputation for its original movies featuring a slew of monsters, often involving sharks. Now, SyFy is ready to introduce the latest menace to society — the Sharknado.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

100 million sharks die every year, according to new study

A new study has highlighted the unsustainability of shark fisheries and says that the world’s shark population is declining with as many as 100 million sharks lost every year, according to the new research.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 4 comments

Photos: Seal eats five blue sharks off the coast of South Africa

Rare photos show an unusual incident of food chain reversal in which a hungry Cape fur seal devours five blue sharks, turning the tables on its natural predators. The rare event was photographed off the coast of Cape Point by a group of astonished divers.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Mouth of a shark holds clues for treating shark bites

A research team are studying the bacteria found in the mouths of sharks in order to develop better medical treatment methods for shark bite victims.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Review: Daniel Botelho uses underwater photos to spread love of the sea

Rio De Janeiro - Managing to get the perfect angle and lighting for a great photo is difficult enough, but add the fact the photographer must fight waves and ocean currents to capture the image of an unpredictable and moving wild animal, that takes remarkable skill.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Giant sharks shock for water police

Sydney - Water police rushed to investigate reports of an overturned boat off a Sydney beach discovered two huge great white sharks feeding on a whale's remains.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Video: Pierre Frolla swims with the sharks in Paris

Paris - He used to be afraid of them, but on Sunday, Pierre Frolla, world-champion free diver, swam with the sharks at France's largest aquarium, the Aquarium of Paris.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

TopFinds: Girl, 5, swims with sharks, finding the God Particle

A five-year-old girl is filmed swimming with sharks in the Bahamas. The discovery of the 'God particle' sends shockwaves in the science community. The U.S. Air Force is embroiled in a sex scandal. These are the top stories from across the world.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Video of 5-year-old swimming with sharks sparks YouTube outrage

A Connecticut couple David and Elana Barnes have been widely criticized after they posted a video online of their 5-year-old daughter, Anaia, swimming with sharks in the Bahamas.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

New study claims humans evolved from primitive species of shark

A new study says all jawed vertebrates, including humans, evolved from a species of shark that lived about 300 million years ago. Scientists came to the conclusion after analysis of a 290-million-year-old fossil braincase.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 8 comments

Great White Shark Attacks Kayak, Ignores Man

Shark attacks on humans are rare, and often occur when sharks mistake a surfboard for the outline of a prey item. Similarly, in the following attack the kayak may have resembled something edible:

Video: Pro-surfer Mark Healey in close encounter with bull sharks

The big-wave surfer Mark Healey is causing a buzz online with videos of his close encounters with sharks, apex marine predators. Healey recently went swimming with bull sharks that have a reputation for attacking humans "purely out of meanness."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

NHL: Sharks take bite out of struggling Leafs Special

Toronto - With the trade deadline just days away, Thursday’s performance by the Toronto Maple Leafs did little to quell the rumours surrounding the team lately. If anything the trade chatter and speculation, whether fact or fiction, will probably only intensify.
Digital Journal Report by Aman Dhanoa - 1 comment

Video: Great White shark circles fishing boat in Hawaii

Honolulu - A group of fisherman in Hawaii have an amazing story to tell after a day of fishing for marlin five miles off the coast of Yokohama Bay ended with a Great White shark circling their boat for nearly an hour looking for its next meal.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments

Scientists discover new species of 'robust' hybrid shark

Multiple generations of hybrid sharks have been discovered off the east coast of Australia. Scientists describe the find as astounding.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 3 comments

Fisherman catches cyclops shark

An albino fetal cyclops shark, born with one eye, has been authenticated by scientists who examined the creepy but cute creature after it was caught by a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of California.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 5 comments

Great white shark's remains to be displayed in Halifax museum

Halifax - The remnants of a great white shark caught in the Bay of Fundy off the coast of Nova Scotia will soon find a permanent home in the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.
In the Media by Andrew Ardizzi - 2 comments

Video of dog biting shark goes viral

A video showing two dogs herding sharks in Australia, and one of the canines going underwater to bite a shark, has gone viral and the man who recorded the action thinks the film could be used to help promote the country.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

New fishing hook technology helps reduce accidental shark catches

Oak Ridge - Researchers have developed a new type of fishing hook combining shark repellent technologies designed for helping reduce the number of sharks caught in commercial fishing operations, thereby increasing target catches.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 2 comments

NHL: Sedins combine for seven points, lead Canucks past Sharks

Henrik Sedin assisted on all four Canucks goals and Sami Salo scored two goals and an assist as the Vancouver Canucks cruised to a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks last night, pulling ahead 3-1 in the Western Conference Final.
In the Media by Tyler Hunt

Sharks score three in the first, hang on to beat Canucks

Patrick Marleau had two goals and an assist, Joe Thornton had three assists, and Antti Niemi stopped 27 of 30 shots as the San Jose Sharks hung on to beat the Vancouver Canucks by a score of 4-3 in Game 3 of last night's Western Conference Final.
In the Media by Tyler Hunt - 1 comment

Sharks in the streets? Brisbane flood peaks as stories emerge

Brisbane - Brisbane is now being compared to a war zone. The flood peaked, below expected heights at around 4 metres, but the city is going to be soggy for a week or so. Sharks have been reported in flooded streets.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

New research finds sharks harbour antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Illinois researcher, Mark Mitchell and his colleagues describe their findings of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in wild sharks and redfish in a paper published in Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments
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Enhanced image of a blacktip shark
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San Diego Sevengill shark
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San Diego Sevengill shark
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Photos of Great White Sharks taken by Daniel Botelho
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Photos of Great White Sharks taken by Daniel Botelho
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Pierre Frolla swims with the sharks at the Aquarium of Paris  France.
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Pierre Frolla swims with the sharks at the Aquarium of Paris, France.
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Sea lions  turtles  and surfers look similar from underwater.
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Sea lions, turtles, and surfers look similar from underwater.
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This Great White Shark was photographed in South Africa.
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This Great White Shark was photographed in South Africa.
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Photos of Great White Sharks taken by Daniel Botelho
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Photos of Great White Sharks taken by Daniel Botelho
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Photos of Great White Sharks taken by Daniel Botelho
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Photos of Great White Sharks taken by Daniel Botelho
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A gathering of nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) next to a pier near Cartagena  Colombia.
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A gathering of nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) next to a pier near Cartagena, Colombia.
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A basking shark alongside the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust research yacht Silurian  off Scotlan...
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A basking shark alongside the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust research yacht Silurian, off Scotland's west coast.
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Caribbean reef shark.
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Caribbean reef shark.
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This shark swam up on the beaches of Seaside Park in NJ over the weekend prompting the third time th...
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This shark swam up on the beaches of Seaside Park in NJ over the weekend prompting the third time the beaches were closed this year.
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Market in KESEN-NUMA CITY  JAPAN where 75 tons of shark was processed that day
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Market in KESEN-NUMA CITY, JAPAN where 75 tons of shark was processed that day
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Sir Richard Branson is one of several high profile individuals calling for the ban of shark fin soup...
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Sir Richard Branson is one of several high profile individuals calling for the ban of shark fin soup.
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